Obituary of Patricia Joyce Ronneberg (nee Skauge)
April 25, 1946 – Turner Valley Alberta
January 3, 2022 – Calgary Alberta
Patricia Ronneberg of Calgary AB passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the age of 75 years.
Born in Turner Valley, Pat attended nursing school in Calgary and went on to become a registered nurse, working at both the General and Peter Lougheed hospitals where she made many lifelong friends.
Pat was predeceased by Ted, her husband of 50 years. Together they raised their two boys to love being outdoors. Weekends and summers were often filled with hiking and camping, and winters with cross-country skiing. Later on, they built their own cabin at Gull Lake where Pat learned to water ski and drive the boat for everyone else. Eventually learning to sail, they spent summers on Lake Okanagan in their sailboat and were happy to take on passengers. Once her boys left home, it was finally time to explore the world, so they took several backpacking trips to Europe and Asia, and came home with lots of pictures, stories, and memories. Despite being diagnosed with breast cancer and Parkinson’s disease, Pat met these challenges head on with a smile, a positive attitude, and a determination not to let the illnesses control her life and keep her from all the wonderful experiences, like playing with her grandchildren.
Pat loved a good meal and a glass of wine. She enjoyed cross-stitching and became an avid quilter, with her work displayed throughout her home. Her grandchildren cherish the special pillowcases she made as gifts, many of them to celebrate the holidays throughout the year.
Patricia is survived by two sons and their spouses; three grandchildren; two nieces, and their families. Her warm smile and caring, helpful nature will be missed by all her friends and family.
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Her family would like to extend a warm thanks to all the staff at the Foothills Movement Disorder Clinic for the years of excellent support, as well as to the staff at the Chinook Care Center for her care at the end of her life.
In living memory of Patricia Ronneberg, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.